Science Diplomacy has important thing for global change with the existing issues in many countries. Science plays role in building trust and relation among countries. It was stated by Acting Chairman of Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) who is represented by Deputy of Social Sciences and Humanities, Tri Nuke Pudjiastuti at Workshop on Science Diplomacy in Jakarta on Monday (12/03). Tri Nuke said science becomes a bridge to boost international cooperation in providing solution of issues such as poverty.
“If we see global order, we can see there is Multi-Stressed zone in Africa, Asia and part of Europe and America. What is happening if we mention Multi-Stressed zone? There are big issues, water problems, demographic and hunger problems, coastal issues, even conflict. Those are global issues and have been big challenges that we have not been able to overcome,” Tri Nuke Pudjiastuti.
Moreover, Tri Nuke Pudjiastuti explained related to the importance of science diplomacy, LIPI is continuously participating by sending more than 500 researchers to several foreign countries to boost international cooperation. She said science has a role in one country’s geo-politic and geo-strategic context.(VOI/Ahmad Faisal/AHM)